Are your decisions steeped in the fear of repeating the past or inspired by the hope of future God has for you?
Survival mode is triggered by a legitimate crisis. It is valuable coping mechanism but only meant to be a temporary one, you are not meant to live continually in it.
It is easy to slip back into “survival mode” when you get busy, tired or sick.
Jesus enables you to live an empowered life here on earth. He walks with you through survival mode and beyond it into abundant life mode. He teaches you to hope again. To trust again. To live fully and abundantly in the expance of his love and the extravagance of his grace.
Life in Christ does not cushion you from crisis or is a promise of protection from other people’s choices, actions or the reality of living in a broken world. Life in Jesus means you have been set free to walk intimitely with your loving Heavenly Father for all the days of your life and on into eternity.
Getting out of a mindset of survival mode means more of a perspective shift than a life shift. You don’t need to change your life, you need to be reminded who you are:
You are a child of God redeemed completely by Jesus and he has thrown open the resources of heaven for you to plunder.
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”
Colossians 2:9-10 NIV
So, I ask you again:
Are you making choices today based on hope or fear?
Are your decsions steeped in the fear of repeating the past or inspired by the hope of future God has for you?
So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the LORD!”
Psalms 31:24 NLT
May your survival mode be shattered by the extravagance of God’s love and the choices you make today fueled by hope, strength and courage of that truth.